GLOSS Volume 1, Issue 6 - 2018 - Page 12

Poetic, Dramatic & Extraordinary Text By Sadaf Hassan I n the fashion scene of the UAE, there are a few designers who bring fresh ideas and inspiration to the table. The fledgling Amato Couture, founded in 2002, is one of them. Created by the acclaimed designer Furne One in partnership with textile expert Rashid Ali, Amato Couture’s collections have dazzled the region’s elite and brought a bold new style to the scene. They have risen rapidly to the upper echelons of high fashion, and they are usually the climactic presentation at fashion shows, drawing lines that stretch round the block. Among Amato Couture’s clients are Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Ke$ha, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Rita Ora. GLOSS had the chance to chat with the duo and learn about their origins, their future and what brought them to the UAE. 18